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  • Mother, children in deadly Buellton crash give first interview on TODAY

    May 9, 2012 11:35 AM

    Back in January, a big rig crashed into their car, trapping a Southern California mother and her two children inside as it hung on the edge over a bridge in Buellton. An 18-wheeler had smashed into their car, killing the big rig driver and leaving the family dangling more... more »
  • Bicyclist killed co-founded cycling club in Orcutt

    May 1, 2012 2:28 AM

    An elderly driver crashed into and killed bicyclist from Santa Maria over the weekend. James Hamlin, 58, was bike riding on the shoulder of Highway 1 near Vandenberg Air Force Base when he was hit from behind. The California Highway Patrol says the 84-year-old driver came out of a... more »
  • Train collides with car, killing Santa Maria man

    April 19, 2012 2:37 AM

    A Santa Maria man is dead and his daughter is in the hospital after an Amtrak train crashed into their car. It happened around 4:15 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 1 near Division Road, not far from Guadalupe. Amtrak says it was Coast Starlight train heading from Seattle to Los... more »
  • CHP: Driver charged with murder after crash kills passenger

    April 19, 2012 12:38 AM

    The California Highway Patrol identified the victim killed in a crash on Highway 1 early Wednesday morning as a 27-year-old Cayucos woman, and the man charged with murder for causing the crash. Ashley Malmen was a passenger in Michael Kessler's car. The CHP says 36-year-old Kessler was on drugs... more »
  • What makes a car safe?

    January 18, 2012 9:23 PM

    In the wake of last week's dramatic crash near Buellton, we decided to take a look at just what makes a car safe. Last thursday, a mother and her two children were rescued from their crushed car dangling off a bridge along Highway 101. A local truck driver was... more »
  • Fiery crash stops traffic on Highway 101 in Santa Maria

    July 26, 2011 8:23 PM

    Moving day turned into a nightmare for a local man when his rental truck rolled over and caught fire this morning shutting down all Northbound lanes of Highway 101 in Santa Maria. It happened after 9:30 between Betteravia and Stowell. It's kind of a complex chain of events. The... more »
  • Big rig driver involved in fatal crash last August changes plea

    July 12, 2011 11:35 PM

    The driver who crashed his big rig into a Santa Barbara home killing a family of three last August will not stand trial. Joaquin Morales, 62, lost his brakes coming off Highway 154 and crashed into a home, just south of State Street, killing a family of three. Investigators had... more »
  • Man killed in police pursuit was part of prominent local family

    March 17, 2011 9:31 PM

    The driver killed this morning after crashing his car on Highway 58 during a police pursuit was the son of a prominent businessman. Pismo Beach Police say 32-year-old Jeffrey Filipponi of Santa Margarita led them on a deadly high-speed chase just before 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Friends say... more »
  • Vehicular manslaughter charges filed against big rig driver accused of crashing into SB home and killing family

    March 9, 2011 11:48 AM

    The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office announces prosecutors have filed vehicular manslaughter charges against the driver of a big rig truck that crashed into a Santa Barbara home last year, killing a family of three. That crash happened back in August of 2010. Officers say Joaquin Garcia Morales... more »
  • Coroner rules deadly Cuesta Grade crash a suicide

    February 15, 2011 1:38 PM

    The San Luis Obispo County Coroner's Office has ruled January's deadly crash on the Cuesta Grade a suicide. The Coroner has identified the driver as 41-year-old Jesus Valenzuela, of Grover Beach. The Coroner, along with the California Highway Patrol, have ruled his death a suicide. They say on... more »
  • Two local men in stable condition after plane crash in San Bernardino

    February 8, 2011 7:32 PM

    The two local men involved in a plane crash in San Bernardino Monday are in stable condition as of Tuesday. Co-workers of Lonny Rollins tell KSBY the San Luis Obispo pilot, along with Greg Fitzgerald of Paso Robles, were on a business trip when their twin-engine plan went down.... more »
  • Car flies off road, lands in nearby field

    December 23, 2010 1:45 AM

    A car goes airborne and crashes in a field in Arroyo Grande, but those inside the car survive. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Grand Avenue across from the Southbound Highway 101 off ramp. The driver is 70 years old. He was taken to Arroyo Grande Hospital with... more »
  • Early rainfall catches some by surprise

    October 6, 2010 5:24 PM

    The rain surprised some folks on the Central Coast, doing damage both inside and out. The CHP reported a few minor accidents on the highway this morning. They say keep a four second following distance and watch your speeds. The early rains bring out the oils in the road and... more »
  • Seattle-bound jet lands in MT after engine fails

    September 20, 2010 3:37 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle has made an emergency landing in Montana after one of its two engines failed. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the Boeing 757 landed without incident in Billings at 11:29 a.m. MDT Monday. It... more »
  • Woman killed in Hwy 154 crash identified

    September 17, 2010 5:17 PM

    The Santa Barbara County Coroner has identified the woman killed during Wednesday night's five-car crash on Highway 154 as 73-year old Liesel Ryden of Solvang. Ryden was the only person killed. Three other people were hospitalized with serious injuries. The California Highway Patrol says 54 year old Priscilla Susman... more »
  • Drunk driving led to five-car crash on Hwy 154

    September 16, 2010 10:03 PM

    California Highway Patrol officers say a Santa Barbara woman was drunk driving when she caused last night's five car crash on Highway 154. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. between Stagecoach Road and East Camino Cielo Road, near the summit. The crash killed one woman and seriously injured three others.... more »
  • Man killed in rollover was well-liked Santa Maria businessman

    September 13, 2010 10:34 PM

    The California Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a rollover crash off Highway 166 Sunday as 56-year-old Michael Draper of Nipomo. Investigators say alcohol appears to have been a factor and that Draper was also not wearing a seat belt when he swerved to avoid a deer and... more »
  • Sentencing expected for driver in fatal DUI crash

    September 13, 2010 3:29 PM

    A judge is expected to decide the fate of a Santa Maria man accused of killing one passenger and seriously injuring another late New Year's Day. Cody Stutts, 21, pled no contest last month to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Damian Coles, 21, and... more »
  • Community grieves for family killed in tragic crash

    August 27, 2010 9:46 PM

    A memorial ceremony was held at a Santa Barbara church this morning to remember three family members killed earlier this week. Tragedy struck just before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning after a runaway tractor trailer slammed into their house. The driver says his brakes failed as he came down Highway 154... more »
  • Deadly high speed chase could be alcohol related

    August 9, 2010 9:45 PM

    Investigators believe alcohol is a factor in a deadly high speed pursuit through Orcutt over the weekend. 40-year old Erik Bagby of Santa Maria was killed after crashing his truck early Sunday morning. The chase began in Old Town Orcutt around 1 a.m. Officers noticed the man was driving... more »
  • Officer in fair condition after horrific crash

    July 12, 2010 11:13 PM

    A police officer is recovering tonight after he crashed his patrol car into a tree while trying to help catch a burglary suspect in Santa Maria. It happened on north Broadway just before 4:30 Sunday morning. "It's clear that he shouldn't have survived and he did," said Santa Maria... more »
  • Alcohol suspected in deadly wrong way crash

    July 8, 2010 1:50 PM

    Investigators say a 48-year-old man from the San Bernadino area is dead after heading the wrong way on Highway 101 early Thursday morning. It happened around 2:20 AM on the Santa Maria Way over crossing and the California Highway Patrol believes alcohol was a factor. The CHP says a... more »
  • Teen urges others to drive responsibly

    May 28, 2010 1:18 PM

    In preparation for a busy holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol reminds drivers, no matter where you're going, make sure you get there safely. Be sure to slow down and follow the rules of the road, especially if you're a teen driver. They only make up four percent or California's... more »
  • Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash in Santa Barbara

    May 11, 2010 12:35 PM

    One man is taken to the hospital after a crash in Santa Barbara Tuesday morning. Santa Barbara County Fire Crews say they were called to the 3900 blk. of State St., near the Five Points Shopping Center at about 8:30a.m. Tuesday. Officials say the 55-year-old man was driving his... more »
  • Daycare provider accused in DUI crash posts bail

    April 28, 2010 2:58 PM

    The Atascadero daycare provider accused of crashing her SUV while drunk is out of jail. Atascadero police confirm that 42-year-old Dana Amador posted $100,000 bail. She was arrested Monday after police say she hit a parked car and veered down an embankment on Monterey Road. Three of her... more »
  • San Luis Obispo residents react to car accident

    April 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    Police officers now say texting is to blame for the car accident that knocked out power to thousands in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon. Twenty-two-year-old Richard Scheidle was texting while driving on Foothill Boulevard, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a power pole near the... more »
  • 20-year-old booked into jail after crash on Highway 154

    April 15, 2010 12:54 AM

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a man they say attacked a woman at a local elementary school, stole her car, and then caused a three-car crash. The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 154, just north of San Antonio Creek Road. Deputies say 20-year-old... more »
  • Vehicle pursuit ends in three car crash on Hwy 154

    April 14, 2010 5:25 PM

    Emergency crews are on the scene of a three-car crash that was a result of a vehicle pursuit on Highway 154. Santa Barbara County Fire Officials say they were called to the area of Hwy 154, near Windy Gap at about 1:55p.m. Wednesday on report of that accident. ... more »
  • 5 dead in crash on rain-slicked Calif. freeway

    April 12, 2010 12:05 PM

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has reopened southbound Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after a rainy crash that killed four juveniles and one man. Officer John Lutz says a man died after his pickup overturned and struck the center divider on the rain-slick freeway... more »
  • One person killed in collision in Santa Maria

    April 6, 2010 1:16 AM

    Santa Maria police officers say at least one person is dead after two cars collided in the city Monday night. It happened around 7 the intersection of College Avenue and Bradley Street, right in front of Fire Station Four. One other person was taken to the hospital... more »
  • Motorcyclist recovering after crashing into Goleta home

    March 18, 2010 2:38 AM

    A motorcyclist is recovering after he crashed through the front window of a Goleta home. It happened in the 100 block of Cameta Way on Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews say the man lost control when his brakes failed to work. He was not wearing a helmet at the time... more »
  • Arroyo Grande woman found dead after car crash

    March 11, 2010 3:02 PM

    The California Highway Patrol says an Arroyo Grande woman was found dead in her car early Thursday morning, after she crashed into a tree. Investigators believe at about 3:00a.m. Thursday, the 20-year-old woman veered off of Stanton Rd. in Arroyo Grande, and crashed into the tree near Lyn Rd.... more »
  • 6 people killed in bus crash south of Phoenix

    March 5, 2010 6:16 PM

    SACATON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal transportation officials say the bus involved in an accident near Phoenix that left six people dead and 16 others injured was operating illegally. The bus was traveling from the central Mexican state of Zacatecas to Los Angeles with 22 passengers when authorities say it... more »
  • Driver may have been using inhalants when he crashed into Pismo Beach home

    March 1, 2010 6:00 PM

    Some Pismo Beach residents got an unexpected wake up call when a car slammed into their home in the 100 block of El Viento around 9:00 this morning. Pismo Beach police officers say it appears the driver was speeding, and may have been using some sort of chemical inhalant... more »
  • Driver crashes into Pismo Beach home

    March 1, 2010 1:00 PM

    Pismo Beach police officers are working to clear the scene of a car accident in which a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a home. That happened at about 9:15a.m. Monday, at a home on the 100 blk. of El Viento. While details are unclear, officers say... more »
  • Santa Barbara man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death

    February 26, 2010 11:07 PM

    A Santa Barbara man pleads guilty to a hit and run crash that killed a woman almost two years ago. Prosecutors say Gregory Doan, 58, drove his Chevy van up an embankment and hit Carolyn Samuels, 66, back in August 2008. Samuels was running with 18 other people, as... more »
  • Two men taken to hospital after morning accident on Hwy 154

    February 25, 2010 11:45 AM

    Fire crews are on scene cleaning up an early morning big rig accident in Santa Barbara County. Just before 8:00 a.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to the accident on Hwy. 154 just north of the San Antonio Creek Bridge. That's where officials say a pick-up truck was driving down... more »
  • Several vehicles involved in crash near Lompoc

    February 25, 2010 10:17 AM

    The California Highway Patrol is responding to a crash involving several vehicles east of Lompoc. The CHP says about four or five vehicles may be involved in the crash on South Highway 246 at La Purisma Golf Course. Officers say one person may have been arrested for DUI, and... more »
  • FAA confirms small plane crashes into East Palo Alto home

    February 17, 2010 11:55 AM

    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Emergency crews are at the scene of a small plane crash in an East Palo Alto neighborhood. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says a Cessna 310 crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from the Palo Alto Airport at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. The... more »
  • Plane crashes into Palo Alto home

    February 17, 2010 11:51 AM

    A small plane has reportedly crashed into a house in Palo Alto Wednesday morning. There are an unknown amount of injuries. Stay with for the latest on this developing story.
  • Crews responding to report of a paraglider down in Santa Barbara

    February 13, 2010 5:56 PM

    Three Santa Barbara County Fire engines and one Santa Barbara City engine, as well as a helicopter, are on their way to a report of a paraglider crash near the Skyport launch on Gibralter Road. There are no units on scene yet, but a witness reports seeing the glider crash... more »
  • Olympic luger dies during training

    February 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - An Olympic official with direct knowledge of the situation says a men's luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia has died after a crash during training. The official tells The Associated Press that the International Olympic Committee received confirmation of Nodar Kumaritashvili's death. The... more »
  • 2 killed in Southern California crash of experimental plane

    February 8, 2010 5:33 PM

    REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane has crashed in San Bernardino County, killing both people onboard. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Yakovlev YAK-52 left Redlands Municipal Airport and the pilot planned to return there when the plane went down shortly before 1... more »
  • Planes collide in Colorado, 4 dead

    February 6, 2010 5:39 PM

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane towing a glider and another aircraft collided in Colorado, killing at least two people. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the glider, described as a sail-plane, apparently disconnected after the Saturday afternoon collision and landed safely a short time later.... more »
  • Tailgating blamed for five-car crash in San Luis Obispo

    February 5, 2010 3:45 PM

    Crews are on the scene of a five vehicle accident on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo. It happened around 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Madonna Road and Los Osos Valley Road. Officers say the pileup was caused by tailgating, and no one was badly hurt.... more »
  • Crash on Hwy. 46 injures one, closes road for hours

    February 4, 2010 6:18 PM

    An early morning crash on Hwy. 46 East in Shandon forced drivers to detour and sent one man to the hospital. It happened just before 5:15 a.m. Thursday. California Highway Patrol officers say Soledad resident Domiro Ruiz, 34, was driving his Kia Spectra westbound on Hwy. 46, when he veered... more »
  • Two people in intensive care after wrong way accident

    January 28, 2010 7:27 PM

    Two people remain in the hospital after suffering injuries from an accident on Highway 101 Wednesday night. The accident occurred when an elderly woman entered Highway 101 from the San Luis Bay Drive off-ramp around 9 p.m. The California Highway Patrol says the driver, 87-year-old Dorthy Nekervis from Avila... more »
  • Crash involving wrong way driver near San Luis Obispo sends four to hospital

    January 28, 2010 2:56 AM

    Four people were taken to the hospital after a collision involving a wrong way driver on Highway 101 near San Luis Obispo. CHP officers say it all happened around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, when an elderly woman got on Highway 101 just north of San Luis Bay Drive. Officers... more »
  • Man dies after crash in Santa Maria

    January 16, 2010 3:02 PM

    One man is killed and another person seriously injured after a crash in Santa Maria. A spokesperson for Santa Barbara County Fire says the crash happened just before 9:10 a.m. at the intersection of East Betteravia and Philbric Road. A crew on scene says that a blue Ford... more »
  • SB police officer hurt in motorcycle crash

    January 13, 2010 2:40 AM

    A Santa Barbara police officer was taken into surgery Tuesday night, hours after he was involved in a motorcycle crash while on duty. Police say it all happened around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Salinas Street and Salinas Place in Santa Barbara. Preliminary reports show Steve... more »
  • 2 killed in central Calif. small plane crash

    January 10, 2010 12:23 AM

    LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - Federal aviation officials say two people died when a single-engine plane crashed in central California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the small plane crashed shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday in a trailer park near Lake Isabella, about 40 miles east of Bakersfield. The... more »
  • Suspected DUI driver crashes, traps one man in San Luis Obispo

    January 7, 2010 3:02 PM

    San Luis Obispo Police say that one man was trapped between two cars after a chain reaction involving a suspected drunk driver. Gabriel Payne, 39, of San Luis Obispo, was driving his red Toyota 4-Runner southbound on Augusta, when he ran into a parked car Thursday morning. That car... more »
  • Close friend of Damian Coles talks to KSBY

    January 4, 2010 6:06 PM

    Judy Schiller is still coping with the death of her son, Darren, who was killed fiver years ago in a car crash in Santa Maria. She's says it's deja vu and she didn't believe the news when she heard 21-year-old Damian Coles was killed while riding with a drunk driver... more »
  • Lone survivor of 2004 crash killed in drunk driving accident

    January 4, 2010 1:13 PM

    Santa Barbara county fire officials say the DUI accident happened just before 11:20 Friday night near the intersection of Blosser and Clark in Orcutt. 21 year-old Damian Coles died Friday night after being taken to the hospital. Just five years ago, Coles was involved in another fatal crash... more »
  • Santa Maria man in hospital after being struck by car

    December 10, 2009 7:11 AM

    A Santa Maria man is in the hospital after police officers say he was hit by a car. Investigators say 50-year-old Thomas Farnum was crossing the street near the 100 blk. of W. Carmen Lane at about 9:10p.m. Wednesday. He apparently didn't see a driver approaching. Th at driver... more »
  • Sheriff's office confirms Tuesday morning 911 call came from Woods' house

    December 8, 2009 9:05 AM

    WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is confirming that fire department medics responded to a 911 call at Tiger Woods' Orlando-area home early Tuesday. Sheriff's spokesman Jim Solomons told The Associated Press the office got a 911 call from Woods' home at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday and... more »
  • Santa Maria man in critical condition after crash

    December 6, 2009 6:43 PM

    Santa Maria Police believe alcohol was to blame for a crash that left a man in critical condition. Police officers say 29-year-old Salomon Sandoval Esparza was driving southbound on the 1500 block of South Depot Street around 6 p.m. Saturday. Officers say Esparza lost control, crossed two lanes of traffic... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly scooter accident

    December 6, 2009 5:10 PM

    We now know the name of the man who was hit and killed while riding his electric scooter in San Luis Obispo Saturday. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department says 50-year-old Clayt Casey from San Luis Obispo died in that crash. Investigators say around 10:30 a.m. Saturday,... more »
  • Santa Maria man stabbed inside his truck, drives into apartment building

    November 14, 2009 3:58 PM

    Investigators are looking for a suspect they say stabbed a Santa Maria man inside his truck, causing him to drive into an apartment complex. Police say 29-year-old Driscoll Johnson is in stable condition after they say he was stabbed just after 10:00 p.m. on the 800 block of Raaberg... more »

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